Walnut Ridge, Arkansas: The Guitar Walk

A 115-foot-long concrete guitar that's actually a pathway, along which you can listen to stories and songs from local legends such as Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, etc.
109 SW Front St., Walnut Ridge, AR
Downtown. On the east side of US Hwy 67 Business/SW Front St., next to the train tracks, a block south of Main St. and just south of the old train depot.
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This is just great. The plaques actually speak and tell tales of the greatest names in music.

[Mallory Billings, 11/30/2016]


The Guitar Walk

A 115-foot-long concrete guitar that you walk on resembles an Epiphone Casino guitar like the Beatles used to play. It was built as a tribute to nine early rockabilly and rock 'n' roll stars who performed along Highway 67 in northeast Arkansas.

Each musician has a plaque with photos and text; there are even photos of some of the old venues where they played. Most of the plaques also have audio buttons that you can press to hear stories about the performers and a sample of one of their songs. The coolest part is that the stories are told by Sonny Burgess, one of the stars honored on the Guitar Walk (He had several hit records on the Sun label during its heyday).

[C Snapp, 11/06/2013]

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